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Banana pudding dessert

9 February, 2023

Banana pudding dessert

Banana pudding is a classic Southern dessert that is both creamy and sweet, with a hint of banana flavor. The combination of vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and a rich custard mixture make it a popular choice for potlucks, picnics, and family gatherings. Here is a simple recipe for making a delicious banana pudding dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Banana pudding dessert

Banana pudding with cream cheese


3 cups of whole milk

1 cup of heavy cream

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

3 egg yolks

1/3 cup of cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

24 vanilla wafers

3-4 ripe bananas, sliced

Whipped cream, optional, for serving

Banana pudding pie


In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, heavy cream, and sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt.

Gradually pour about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.

Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining hot milk mixture and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture has thickened, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

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Pour the custard mixture into a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap is touching the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

In the meantime, arrange the vanilla wafers in a single layer in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Place the sliced bananas on top of the vanilla wafers.

Pour the chilled custard mixture over the bananas and wafers.

Recipe for banana pudding from scratch

Crush a few extra vanilla wafers and sprinkle them over the top of the custard mixture.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Serve the banana pudding dessert with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

This creamy and delicious banana pudding dessert is a classic recipe that is easy to make and sure to please everyone. Whether you are serving it for a family dinner or taking it to a potluck, this dessert is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

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